Welcome to the first official day of spoiler season for the newest Magic: The Gathering set, Kaladesh. Wizards of the Coast spoiled a good deal of the set over the weekend as part of their presence at PAX West – if you’re just joining us, you can find more information about what’s been spoiled in our previous article.
Our first spoiler for the day is in today’s Magic Story, which reveals not only the following card, but the presence of an antagonistic Planeswalker – Tezzeret, of the Alaran Shard of Esper. The card revealed in this story is that of Pia Nalaar, mother of Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar; she’s a 2/2 Legendary Human Artificer with a casting cost of two generic and one Red mana. When she enters the battlefield, you create a 1/1 Colorless Thopter Creature Token with the Flying ability word. By paying one generic and one red mana, you can give target artifact creature +1/+0 until the end of turn, and by paying one generic mana and sacrificing an artifact, you can make target creature unable to block this turn.
Another brand-new card makes its appearance in this Wizards of the Coast article on how Kaladesh came to be; the card is Multiform Wonder, a 3/3 Artifact Creature with a casting cost of five generic mana. When it enters the battlefield, you get three energy counters. By paying one energy counter, you can give it your choice of the Flying, Lifelink, or Vigilance ability words until the end of the turn; you can also spend one energy counter to give Multiform Wonder your choice of +2/-2 or -2/+2 until the end of turn.
The South-east Asia branch of IGN has an exclusive spoiler to share; a new Vehicle, the 10/7 Demolition Stomper. Demolition Stomper has a casting cost of six generic mana, and can’t be blocked by creatures with power two or less. It has Crew 5, meaning you need to tap any number of creatures you control with total power of five or greater for Demolition Stomper to become a Creature.
Japanese Magic: The Gathering website Hobby Station shared their spoiler card in an article on their website; credit for the cards translation goes to mtgsalvation user TwinSais . The cards name is Master Trinketcrafter, a 3/2 Dwarf Artificer that gets Servos and Thopters you control +1/+1. For three generic and one White mana, you can create a 1/1 Colorless Servo Artifact Creature Token.
We also have a couple of sourceless spoiler cards; the first of which is Ghirapur Guide (credit for the cards translation goes to reddit user raicicle). Ghirapur Guide is a 3/2 Elf Scout with a casting cost of two generic and one Green mana. By paying two generic and one Green mana, you can make target creature you control unable to be blocked by creatures with power of two or less this turn. The other sourceless spoiler card is called Cataclysmic Gearhulk, which appears to be a part of a cycle with Verdurous Gearhulk (credit for Cataclysmic Gearhulk’s translation goes to reddit user il-Vec). Cataclysmic Gearhulk is a 4/5 Artifact Creature with the Vigilance ability word and a casting cost of three generic and two White mana. When it enters the battlefield, each player chooses an artifact, a creature, an enchantment, and a planeswalker among non-land permanents he or she controls. Then, they sacrifice the rest of the non-land permanents they control.
The Spellslinging Twitch stream has revealed a number of new cards from Kaladesh; the first is Armorcraft Judge, a 3/3 Elf Artificer with a casting cost of three generic and one Green mana. When it enters the battlefield, you draw a card for each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it. Arborback Stomper is a 5/4 Beast with the Trample ability word and a casting cost of three generic and two Green mana. When it enters the battlefield, you gain five life.
Up next is the Sorcery-speed Morbid Curiosity, which has a casting cost of one generic and two Black mana and an additional requirement of sacrificing an Artifact or a Creature. You draw cards equal to the converted mana cost of the sacrificed Artifact or Creature. Fortuitous Find is another Sorcery-speed spell, with a casting cost of two generic and one Black mana. You chose one or both of two modes; return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand, or return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
Modern Naya Zoo might be interested in the next Spellslinger spoiler, the 3/2 Voltaic Brawler. This Human Warrior has a casting cost of one Red and one Green mana, and when it enters the battlefield you get two energy counters. Whenever it attacks, you may pay one energy counter to give it +1/+1 and the Trample ability word until the end of the turn. Harnessed Lightning is an interesting addition Standard Mono-red Aggro strategies; this Instant-speed spell costs one generic and one Red mana, and requires you to chose target creature. You receive three energy counters, then can pay any amount of energy counters to have Harnessed Lightning deal that much damage to target creature.
Longtusk Cub is a 2/2 Cat that costs one generic and one Green mana; whenever it deals combat damage to a player, you get two energy counters. By paying two energy counter, you can put a +1/+1 counter on Longtusk Cub. Wispweaver Angel is a 4/4 Angel with a casting cost of four generic and two White mana, and has the Flying ability word. When it enters the battlefield, you may exile another target creature you control, and then return that card to the battlefield under its owner’s control.
Another new Vehicle comes roaring out of Spellslinger; Bomat Bazaar Barge is a 5/5 Artifact with a casting cost of four generic mana that lets you draw a card when it enters the battlefield. It also has Crew 3, requiring you to tap any number of creatures you control with total power three or more in order for it to be a Creature.
We also have a few confirmations of the regular art cards that were previously spoiled as promotions, or were missing information; Skyship Stalker, Larger than Life, Cultivator of Blades, Essence Extraction, and Saheeli’s Artistry (confirming the legitimacy of the leaked Launch promotion card).
Finally, the PAX West closing ceremonies sees Wizards of the Coast dropping two more spoilers for the day. The first is Chandra, Torch of Defiance, which has a casting cost of two generic and two Red mana and four starting Loyalty. She has two positive one Loyalty abilities; the first sees you exile the top card of your library, which you can cast. If you don’t, Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals two damage to each opponent. Her second positive one Loyalty ability adds two Red mana to your mana pool. Her third Loyalty ability, which costs negative three Loyalty points, deals four damage to target creature. Finally, her negative seven Loyalty ability gives you an emblem with “Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals five damage to target creature or player”.
The second, and final, card of the day is the Blue Enchantment Metallurgic Summonings, which costs three generic and two Blue mana to cast. Whenever you cast an Instant or Sorcery spell, you create an X/X Colorless Construct Artifact Creature Token, where X is the converted mana cost of the Instant or Sorcery. If you control six or more Artifacts, for three generic and two Blue mana you can exile Metallurgic Summonings to return all Instants and Sorceries from your graveyard to your hand.
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